UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Brian Long

Unlocking the Potential of Polymers Did you know that the thin plastic garment sleeves protecting your dry cleaning hold the potential to be bullet proof? It all depends on tweaks to the plastic’s structural properties at the molecular level – and that’s University of Tennessee Associate Professor Brian Long’s specialty. In the Department of Chemistry,… Read More

Electro-Active Technologies licenses biorefinery innovations jointly patented by ORNL and UTRF

Electro-Active Technologies, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry… Read More

UTRF Takes UT Prototype to Market to Help Hospitals Cut Costs on IV Drug Use

The story of the TEL BOXX: a partnership between UT and UTRF to address a relevant need, prepare a product for market, and create positive impact.  As hospitals across the country see an increase in patients addicted to heroin and other injectable opioids, they’re also facing new treatment challenges: patients with a history of intravenous… Read More